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American Pomological Society

Volume 14 Number 4 Article 5 Pages: 70-70
Year 1960 Month 6
Title: The Monroe Apple
Author: L.G. Klein
Ten years ago, a new apple variety was introduced by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, New York. It was named "Monroe" after Monroe County in Western New York.

The new variety resulted from a cross between Tonathan x Rome Beauty and is considered as a dual purpose variety—being a good dessert variety as well as a good processing type. The fruit runs medium to large in size, .develops an excellent, nearly solid red color, is firm fleshed, of sub acid flavor and good quality. The trees are apparently hardy, annually productive, and the fruit hangs well without the use of a stop-drop spray. It was introduced as a possible replacement for Baldwin, an old variety with many horticultural faults. Monroe is subject to Powdery Mildew, and the usual precautions for the control of this disease should be followed.

Thousands of Monroe trees have been planted in western New York and many fine reports from both growers and processors would seem to indicate that Monroe is destined to become an important commercial variety.—L. G. Klein, Geneva, N.Y.


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